Post your siliquae! (and/or any of your other late Roman silver)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by ValiantKnight, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    My only two, both siliquae:

    Obv: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated left holding Victory & inverted spear with hook, MDPS in ex, Milan (minted 395-402 AD), RIC X 1228


    Julian II
    Obv: DN CL IVLI-ANVS AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
    Rev: VOTIS V MVLTIS X within wreath, TR-palm branch in ex, Trier, RIC VIII 365


    (this one is not pretty but I got it for a steal)
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  3. Ancientnoob

    Ancientnoob Money Changer

    I love both coins! I like the pac man alot!
  4. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    More like middle Roman, but it's the only silver I have...


  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That isnt a siliquae.

    Sadly I dont own one :(
  6. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Yeah, I know. It's the best I can do in a silver thread. :)
  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I do not own any siliquae, but I do have this. I hope it counts:

    Maximianus AR Argenteus
    OBV: MAXIMIANVS AVG, laureate head right
    REV: VIRTVS MILITVM, four tetrarchs sacrificing before walls with 8 turrets
    Struck at Ticinum, 295 AD
    2.6g, 18mm
    RIC VI 18b
    Maximianus8_OBV.jpg Maximianus8_REV.jpg
  8. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    That's fabulous, Bing! Not too many argentii floating around.
  9. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    great coins gang .....

  10. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member


    Claudius Gothicus / Juno with peacock 268 AD... RIC 212
  11. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Here is a tiny siliqua of Arcadius/Victory (Siscia mint) 384 - 387 AD (RIC 39c)
  12. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    This is the only late roman coin in my collection.
    As far as I can determine, and comparing it with others in acsearch, it is a:
    Constantine III (A.D. 407-411), Silver Siliqua, Mint of Lugdunum (Lyon), struck A.D. 408-11. Roma, wearing long drapery and a helmet, seated left, holding a spear with her left hand, and in her outstretched right Victory on a globe, holding a wreath, SLMD in exergue.

    I bought this coin as part of a lot containing a few 1st. century denarii, which is the area I focus on, and for a very good price. I didn't really know what it was or if it is genuine. The flan is lightly damaged at the head, possibly a portion of the planchet broken off. Not sure.

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  13. bobbyhelmet

    bobbyhelmet Member

    Interesting Eduard, the die cutter seems to have had problems with 'S's, missing one completely and blundering the other on the obverse.
  14. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Bobby, thanks for your comment. The missing and blundered 'S's' were one reason I thought this coin may not be genuine, since I was not able to find another Constantinus III Siliqua in the on-line references with this omission.
  15. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Great coins everyone!

    Ripley, while it is a nice coin, it isn't a siliqua. The appearance is typical of late Roman bronzes and this reverse type was minted only in bronze.

    Eduard, that's a crazy find! Congrats! :thumb: As for authenticity, to me it looks ok.
  16. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Perhaps Knight, the siliqua's of the Constantine the Great reform were debased during Constantius II reign. During the time of Arcadius the so called siliqua were bonze ! But you are right about it not being silver but it is a siliqua AE4 type. :p
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